Posted: Jan 17, 2013 6:29 AM by Courtney Olish - StormTracker Weather Center
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 8:06 AM
MISSOULA - Dense fog continues to be a problem Thursday morning for the Missoula, Bitterroot, and Flathead valleys.
As strong high pressure continues to sit over the Pacific Northwest, valleys across Western Montana will see inversions resulting in fog and reduced air quality.
Travel will be the main concern today and tomorrow from the roads even to the skies.
Morning commuters should watch out for freezing fog on roadways. It is possible that fog could cause minor delays at the Missoula International Airport Thursday morning. If by chance residents see snow, it is likely due to fog seed used to improve airport conditions.
Temperatures will remain well below average for valley locations on Thursday while higher terrain will see plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures. We aren't expecting any big changes to our forecast until the middle of next week when that ridge is predicted to break.